Ticket: Acquario di Genova and Casa di Colombo
Acquario di Genova
The Aquarium of Genoa hosts the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. The exhibition gallery consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals and multi-coloured tropical fish species. Come with us in a journey that will fill you with a range of emotions and inspire you to respect deeply the sea and its extraordinary inhabitants.
Casa di Colombo: not far from Porta Soprana, just outside the ancient medieval walls, is the Casa di Colombo, where the discoverer of the Americas lived in his youth. According to archival documents, Domenico Colombo, father of the great navigator, moved here in 1445, when Christopher Columbus was four years old. The ground floor of the house was used as a workshop, an attic with wooden beams divides it from the upper park, where the rooms for private use were located.
Casa di Colombo
Duration of the visit: 10 min. approx.
From October to March
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 04:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 04:30pm
From April to September
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 06:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 07:00pm
Closed: December 25th, January 01st
Architectural barriers: presence of narrow stairs to access the upper floor. Not recommended for people with disabilities.
Timetable – Acquario di Genova
February, October – December
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 08:00pm (last entry 06:00pm)
Saturday – Sunday – Holidays: 09:00am – 08:00pm (last entry 06:00pm)
March – June and September: daily 09:00am – 08:00pm (last entry 06:00pm)
July – August: daily 08:30am – 08:00pm (last entry 06:00 pm)
Adult: € 28,00
Teens 13/17: € 25
Children 4/12 years old : € 16,00
Infant 0/3 years old: free of charge.
Ticket inclusions: entrance to Acquario di Genova, entrance to Casa di Colombo